Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Back to the usual routine...

After a long and refreshing 2 week Christmas break, it was back to school for some of my kiddos and back to homeschool for the others.  It's hard to believe that these are the only two still at home during the day!  

Well,actually I still have my preschooler home, too, but he wouldn't sit still long enough to be in the picture.  Though I know it's good to get back to the  normal routine, it was nice having everyone home together, getting to spend more time with them.  As it is, most of them are gone from early morning until 3 or 4 in the afternoon, so the only time I really get to see them is in the evenings.  We didn't plan a lot of activities and stuff to do during this Christmas break-to be honest, were actually sick most of the time. But we did spend a lot of time just hanging out, enjoying eachother's company, whether it be watching a movie, reading a book, doing an errand, or playing x-box!  So when the buses came early this morning, I was happy they could get back to their studies, but was sad to see them go. 
We had an unusually calm homeschooling day and even made a run out to the store....in the pouring rain.....to replace a popped balloon for a sad little 4 year old.  Yep....$1 spent on a new one and I'm supermom! Made me feel great.
The kiddos helped with the dinner prep-meatloaf and potatoes-they love it. I hate peeling potatoes, but my little helpers don't mind, so it works out great.  The wrench thrown in all this is my 2 (yes two!) diehard vegetarians in our house.  No meat shall pass their lips, so I find myself getting creative with their meals while trying to keep them similair to ours.  Enter the veggie loaf!
Completely vegetarian.  Baked up great, held its shape and was pretty decent.   If you expected it to taste like meat, you'd be sadly disappointed-it's not supposed to. 
Well, time to get on to homework, showers, lunch prep for tomorrow, and the cycle starts over again! Can't wait till spring break!

1 comment:

  1. What a Mom!! you're the best!!!